New Delhi | Jagran Politics Desk:  Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad during his retirement speech in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday summed up his more than four-decade-old political career in few Urdu couplets and a brief speech. "I would like to depart with only a few words using a few couplets. A ten-hour speech can be summed up in merely two couplets by a poet. And I would like to take that approach. To express my thoughts on my entire political career would be a tough task to perform," Azad said in Rajya Sabha. Going back to the early days of partition, the senior Congress leader said, "I am among those fortunate people who never went to Pakistan. When I read about circumstances in Pakistan, I feel proud to be a Hindustani Muslim."

Prior to this, Rajya Sabha witnessed emotional scenes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled the contribution of Ghulam Nabi Azad to the country, the House and also his party. An emotional Prime Minister Modi bid adieu to Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is retiring from the House and recalled his long association with the senior leader.

Here are the LIVE Updates of Parliament:

5;50 pm; It is essential for the govt to make up for the losses caused due to #COVID19 & lockdown. Tourism sector, industries, shopkeepers in my state suffered, there is rampant poverty. Promises were made that 50,000 jobs would be provided - not even one job given: NC MP Farooq Abdullah

5;45 pm; Our numbers are less than US, UK & others. Still we reported many deaths. Our medical services aren't that good that cause of deaths can be ascertained in villages. Still, vaccines have been developed for which I congratulate those in Pune (SII): NC MP Farooq Abdullah, in LS

5;40 pm; It is essential to distribute these vaccines in India. Even now, very few people are getting vaccines. Efforts should be made to vaccinate the maximum number of people so that people can be protected from this disease: NC MP Farooq Abdullah, in Lok Sabha

5;35 pm; 54 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees were staying in the refugee camp at Malkangiri, Odisha: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in Lok Sabha

5;30 pm; An amount of Rs 8754.23 crores has been approved for conducting the forthcoming Census. Due to outbreak of #COVID19, the Census and other related field activities have been postponed: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in Lok Sabha

5;25 pm; The number of cases of infiltration border-wise, reported during the last 2 years & current year are - 61 at India-Pakistan border, 1045 at India-Bangladesh border, 63 at India-Nepal border and nil infiltrations at India-Bhutan, India-Myanmar and India-China border: MHA in LS

5;20 pm; Registration certificates of over 20,600 NGOs/Associations have been cancelled during the period of 2011 till date, for violations of various FCRA & rules made thereafter. During 2018-2020, FCRA registration certificates of 1810 NGOs/Associations cancelled: MHA in Lok Sabha

5:15 pm; Total number of NGOs whose FCRA certificate has been suspended since 2014 are - 2 in 2014; 3 in 2015; 1 in 2016; nil in 2017; 233 in 2018; 5 in 2019 and 25 in 2020: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in Lok Sabha

5:10 pm: As on 1st January 2020, the sanctioned strength of IPS officers in Bihar cadre is 242 and 217 officers are posted. Therefore 25 posts are vacant: Ministry of Home Affairs in Lok Sabha

5:05 pm: As per the information available with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) a total of 1,24,99,395 Indian nationals are living in foreign countries: Ministry of Home Affairs, in Lok Sabha

5:00 pm: Ministry of Home Affairs states in the Lok Sabha that the Govt is not considering any proposal for dual citizenship.

4:50 pm: State Govt has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 Lakhs each for the next of the kin of the deceased: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

4:40 pm: ITBP has set up its control room & its 450 jawans are carrying out search and rescue operation. 5 teams of NDRF are at the site. 8 teams of Army also there, one medical column & an ambulance are also positioned at the site of the incident. A diving team of Navy is also there: HM

4:35 pm: 5 helicopters of the Air Force have also been deployed in the operation. One control of the Army has also been set up at Joshimath: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

4:25 pm5 helicopters of the Air Force have also been deployed in the operation. One control of the Army has also been set up at Joshimath: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

4:15 pm12 people of NTPC project were safely rescued from one tunnel, 15 people of Rishiganga project were also rescued at the time of incident. 25-35 people feared trapped in 2nd tunnel of NTPC project, efforts are underway on war footing to rescue them: HM in Lok Sabha

2:20 pm: The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha.

2:00 pm: Congress MP K Suresh has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over 'an investigation in the probable cause to determine environmental destruction in view of glacier lake burst in Uttarakhand.'

1:45 pm: DMK MP D Ravikumar has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over "Sri Lankan Cabinet approval regarding Chinese energy project in three islands off Jaffna peninsula that are barely 50 km from the Tamil Nadu coast."

1:20 pm: Members of Rajya Sabha pay tribute to victims of Uttarakhand glacier disaster

1:05 pm: 450 jawans of ITBP, 5 teams of NDRF, 8 teams of Indian Army, a Navy team and 5 IAF helicopters are engaged in search and rescue operation: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha on Uttarakhand glacier disaster

12:55 pm: All concerned agencies of Centre and State are monitoring the situation: Union Home Minister on avalanche in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, in Rajya Sabha

12:45 pm: I am among those fortunate people who never went to Pakistan. When I read about circumstances in Pakistan, I feel proud to be a Hindustani Muslim: Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad in his retirement speech in RS

12:15 pm: Jammu and Kashmir needs development. Appeal to the PM to give J&K special attention: PDP leader Nazir Ahmed Laway during his retirement speech in Rajya Sabha

12:00 pm: You should return to the House. If Congress doesn't bring you back, then, we are ready to do it. This House needs you: Union Minister and RPI leader Ramdas Athawale during the farewell to retiring Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Nabi Azad

11:30 am: Watch

10:45 am: The person who will replace Ghulam Nabi ji (as Leader of Opposition) will have difficulty matching his work because he was not only concerned about his party but also about the country and the House: PM Modi during farewell to retiring members in Rajya Sabha

9:50 am: Raising the issue of Ram Mandir judgment & bringing the then CJI & other things, it's a serious matter & we're thinking of taking appropriate measure: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on TMC MP Mahua Moitra's remarks in Lok Sabha yesterday

9:35 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah to make a statement in Rajya Sabha at 11:30 am over avalanche in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

9:15 am: Congress MP Manish Tewari has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over the three farm laws.

9:00 am: BJP MP Harnath Singh Yadav has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over 'use of Hindi and other languages in Supreme Court and High Courts'.

8:45 am: Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya sabha over 'direct recruitment for the post of joint secretary in Central government'.

8:30 am: DMK, CPI, AAP and Shiv Sena have given Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over 'the plight of protesting farmers in Delhi'.

As per Commissionerate of Rehabilitation & Welfare of Non-Resident Tamils, Govt of Tamil Nadu data 58,843 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees staying in 108 camps in Tamil Nadu. 34,135 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees staying as non-camp refugees in TN but registered with local Police: MHA in LS

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